A years-long battle over “transgender rights” at an Illinois school district has come to a bitter end.
Last week, the board of Cook County’s District 211 voted 5-2 to allow gender-confused students at Palatine High School to use the bathroom and locker room that corresponds to their “gender identity.”
The school’s new policy, according to The Daily Herald, declares that “students shall be treated and supported in a manner consistent with their gender identity, which shall include students having access to restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity.”
The policy is largely the product of the efforts of Nova Maday, a transgender “girl” (i.e., a biological male,) who, according to Women Are Human, sued the district back in 2017 for the right to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.
At the time, the school provided Maday, now 19, a private stall in which to change, but he still felt separated and ostracized for being transgender, which he considered an embarrassing “violation of my privacy.”
“I’m just like every other girl. I just want to use the locker room. There’s nothing different about me,” Maday said of the case before procuring representation from the Illinois ACLU. Clearly, Palatine’s biology classes leave something to be desired.
Now, with unbearable irony, Palatine’s actual female students have lost all rights to privacy in order to appease people like Maday.
Nearly 500 residents, including Maday and ACLU spokesperson Edwin Yohnka, attended the board vote and after a proposal to let the community vote on the policy change in a district-wide referendum.
After the vote, Maday told The Herald he was “ecstatic” about the “step forward in progress.”
Only one dissenting student, Julia Burca, was interviewed by The Herald, but her brief statement speaks volumes on the matter.
“I do change multiple times, naked, in front of the other students in the locker room,” Burca said. “I understand that the board has an obligation to all students, but I was hoping that they would go about this in a different way that would also accommodate students such as myself.”
“When you turn all intimate spaces coed, that’s egregious,” said Vicki Wilson, co-founder of the local group Students and Parents for Privacy, an organization that has been fighting attempts to enact this policy since the Obama administration.
The policy, which Wilson calls a “joke and a slap in the face,” also fails to address the inadequate number of private stalls for students like Burca to use.
Students and Parents for Privacy urged concerned community members not to give up on the fight.
5 members of the Board made a terrible decision but it doesn’t mean the parents of D211 have to silently live with it…
Folks, this is just one of the logical conclusions of “inclusivity” in the LGBT movement. As we’ve said time and time again, transgenders don’t want equal rights, they want superiority. Being biological males and females, it is impossible for them to have truly equal rights as so-called “cisgendered” people.
There can only be one winner and one loser. This particular battle may be over, but we are still at war. We must never give up.
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